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Indie Authors Seeking an Agent: Take Note! Q&A With Literary Agents Jeff Kleinman and Michelle Brower (Part II of III)

"If a book has 250 reviews with 4 and 5 stars, and 70,000 in sales, this author has a lot of promise." -- Michelle Brower If you're an Indie author looking for an agent, take note! In this Part II of my interview with literary agents...Show More Summary

Literary Agent: Celebrity Book Ghostwriting No Longer a ‘Dirty’ Occupation

When it comes to the crowded and increasingly lucrative field of celebrity book ghostwriting, few have a better handle on things than Madeleine Morel. The British-born Morel moved to New York in 1977 and, five years later, founded 2M Communications, a literary agency that today specializes in ghostwriting. Show More Summary

ebook poll and free Donald Maass book

There’s a poll below regarding your use of ebooks, please respond. Before that, though, I discovered that Kindle users who are enrolled in Amazon Prime can borrow for free most of literary agent Donald Maass’s highly insightful books on writing—Writing...

New Literary Agent Alert: Rebecca Podos of Rees Literary

Genre Preferences: Rebecca Podos of Rees Literary Agency is primarily interested in Young Adult fiction of all kinds, including contemporary, emotionally driven stories, mystery, romance, urban and historical fantasy, horror, and sci-fi. Occasionally, she also considers literary and commercial adult fiction, new adult, and narrative nonfiction. Read more

An Agent’s Role in Shaping an Author’s Career and the Second Book

Today I want to talk about the literary agent’s role, not just in selling an author’s book, but in shaping their career. It’s a more nebulous part of the job description, beyond the editing, negotiating and contract work that comprises the nuts and bolts of the job. I’ve also found it to be both the […]

Writing from ... Burma

In the Myanmar Times Douglas Long reports on Universal themes: Bringing Asian literature to Western readers. Since this involves 'literary' agents I have my doubts about how this will work out; still, of some interest.

The Author Success Story Behind ABC's Resurrection: Q&A With Literary Agents Jeff Kleinman and Michelle Brower (Part I of III)

Photo: ABC What began as an interview with literary agents Jeff Kleinman, Founding Partner, and Michelle Brower, Senior Vice President, of Folio Literary Management turned into enough material for a three part Q&A series on what agents really want from authors. Show More Summary

APA Ups Quartet To Agent

APA said today that its newest agents are Ashley Hanley (Talent department), Kyle Loftus (TV Literary), Adam Perry (Feature Literary), and Michael Abelson (EDM/Concerts). All four were coordinators in their respective departments.

New Literary Agent Alert: Taylor Haggerty of Waxman Leavell Literary Agency

Taylor is seeking: "I am drawn to novels with a compelling voice and grounded, relatable characters that pull me into their world from the start. My favorite books have strong emotional elements that stay with me long after I finish reading. My current interests include young adult fiction, historical fiction, and historical romance. I do not represent screenplays." Read more

“No complaints”: Writer, Zen master Peter Mathiessen, 1927-2014

Peter Matthiessen—towering literary figure, passionate naturalist and environmental activist, ex-CIA agent, and Zen master—passed away April 5 after a year’s struggle with leukemia. He was 86. Matthiessen was on the cusp of publishing the 33rd book of his 60-year writing career, In Paradise, a novel based on his experiences on three “Bearing Witness” meditation retreats […]

Literary Agent Spotlight: Jennifer Azantian Starts Her Own Agency

Jennifer is seeking: fantasy, science-fiction, and horror that focuses on characters that feel real, the kind whose stories she can get invested in regardless of extravagance in plot or setting. She is fascinated by the basic human truths that emerge at the heart of all the greatest fantasies. Show More Summary

“Shouting With Taste” – 15 Reasons Authors Love This Agent

2 weeks agoOdd : Thought Catalog

Literary agent Jonny Geller is known for making the kind of noise that many publishers in a digital-whipped industry like book-mongering, actually, would rather not hear. So at the London Book Fair he'll be getting big smiles, as usual -- from authors.

Why Poets Should Not Seek Literary Agents

3 weeks agoArts / Writing : Writer Beware!

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware NOTE: One of the most frequent search phrases that brings people to Writer Beware's Literary Agents page is "literary agents for poets" or some variation thereof. I originally published this...Show More Summary

How I Got My Literary Agent: Maria Mutch

“How I Got My Agent” is a recurring feature on the Guide to Literary Agents Blog, with this installment featuring Maria Mutch, author of the memoir KNOW THE NIGHT (March 2014). These columns are great ways for you to learn how to find a literary agent. Show More Summary

Literary Agent Spotlight: Allison Hunter of Inkwell Management

Allison is seeking: She is actively acquiring literary and commercial fiction (including romance), memoir, narrative nonfiction, cultural studies, pop culture and prescriptive titles, including cookbooks. She is always looking for funny female authors, great love stories and family epics, and for nonfiction projects that speak to the current cultural climate. Read more

Why I Published 4 Novels in 6 Months

Hi, WD community! Today we’re sharing a guest post from J.E. Fishman, a former editor and literary agent turned author. He has penned Dynamite: A Concise History of the NYPD Bomb Squad and … Read more

Super agent Andrew Wylie calls Amazon publishing 'idiocy'

The legendary literary agent Andrew Wylie, known as "The Jackal" for his comes-out-swinging business and negotiating tactics, has long professed his distaste for the book-and-everything-else retailer Amazon.

Paradigm Lit Agent Trevor Astbury Joins Ida Ziniti At CAA

We had heard this was happening when we broke last week that Paradigm lit agent Ida Ziniti was leaving for CAA. Now fellow Paradigm lit agent Trevor Astbury is joining her in CAA‘s Motion Picture Literary group, and is expected to join the agency as early as Thursday. Show More Summary

Andrew Wylie on Amazon.com as publisher

'Literary' agent Andrew Wylie (of The Wylie Agency) weighs in on Amazon.com's recently announced plans to play at being a publisher in Germany in an entertaining (he's always good for that) interview (in German) with Patrick BahnersShow More Summary

WME Hires Stuart Manashil Away From CAA; Move Puts Many Clients In Play

EXCLUSIVE: Stuart Manashil has just  joined WME as a literary agent in the Motion Picture Department. Manashil spent the last six and a half years at CAA, and before that spent six years at UTA. Now, the question is which of the clients Manashil worked with will make the move with him. Show More Summary

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